High Functioning Anxiety While Teaching

The blog that I wrote this week for my friend's private practice could not have come at a better time, it's on high functioning anxiety. I'll link it when it becomes live. It's relevant for me today because I taught my first class of the semester. Though I think I was repetitive and second guessed [...]

Anxiety During the Holidays

Today was just one of those days that I tried really hard. Lifted. Went on a walk because it was gorgeous out. And my anxiety was still very, very bad most of the day. I made it through seeing my two clients but overall my anxiety just ended up being unbearable. I'm tired of my [...]

Midnight Musings

I really have to stop taking responsibility for trying to fix other people's behavior that I didn't like or don't agree with. It's not all on me to mend connections or potential connections with people. And putting energy into people who wouldn't do the same for you is damaging and depleting. My time is valuable [...]

Wellness Wednesday

I was going to say that today was awful, but it didn't end up that way. Having a select few people who care about me helps my anxiety tremendously. People who will do things for me and make decisions when my brain stops working. Everything started off wrong today. The computer I recently bought doesn't [...]

Wellness Wednesday

Started this yesterday and finished it today. As is my life. Lol. I guess I can sort of commend myself on trying to be flexible with how much my schedule has changed yesterday. Usually that stresses me out, but I've been relatively ok with it. I did turn in my dissertation proposal. I appreciated running [...]

Wellness Wednesday

Skipped a week for the first time in a while. Blast. A lot going on and a lot of new developments in terms of my dissertation process, which is moving along slowly, as well as starting in private practice. All good stressors, I keep reminding myself. I am going to try to challenge myself to [...]

Wellness Wednesday

I worked on my dissertation today for one hour instead of my allotted two. And yes. I felt guilty about that, but I tried not to. I spent time outside, and I think that's what I needed. I still think I'm recovering from teaching my five week class ... yes, I'm proud of myself, but [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Getting Over Tech Phobia

As I am prepping for class tonight I'm just reflecting on how far I have come with trying new things in teaching and counseling... and trying to allow myself to make mistakes and pick myself back up and just be like: "Whelp... that didn't work, won't do that again." Or, "Okay, this is how I [...]

Wellness Wednesday: “Shoulds”

Late as usual... but it's still Wednesday somewhere... in some universe... right? I think what I've learned most recently by virtue of balancing so many things in graduate school is that the "shoulds" in your mind can really bring you down and I've been trying to counteract that. I often hold myself to impossible standards [...]